Apple develops new COVID-19 screening tool backed by CDC

By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- You can now be screened for coronavirus via a new app developed by Apple, in conjunction with the White House Coronavirus Task Force, FEMA and the CDC.

The app is available in the app store as “COVID-19.” Here is the link.

Its asks users questions about symptoms, location and risk factors and then provide the appropriate up-to-date guidance from the CDC, White House officials said.

There's also a website, as well. 

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Apple app

The software was developed by Apple’s health team and is designed to help people during the outbreak by accessing reliable resources from home. The website comprises a series of questions about risk factors, recent exposure, and symptoms related to coronavirus, and provides a recommendation on what to do next, including whether a test is recommended.

"This tool can help you understand what to do next about COVID-19," Apple says on the website. "Let’s all look out for each other by knowing our status, trying not to infect others, and reserving care for those in need."

People who do not have iPhones can access the website from Windows or Android phones. Users are not required to sign in with an Apple ID.

The website says users will answer a few questions about symptoms, travel, and contact you've had with others.

Your answers will not be shared with Apple or the CDC without your permission, Apple said.